Family: schnauzer, livestock guard, terrier
Area of origin: Germany
Original function: ratting, guardian
Average size of male: Ht: 18.5-19.5, Wt: 40-45
Average size of female: Ht: 17.5-18.5, Wt: 35-40
Other names: mittelschnauzer
Standard Schnauzer Dog Temperament
Bold and lively, the standard schnauzer is a fun-loving companion and guardian. He is clever and headstrong, and unless given daily physical and mental exercise, he can be mischievous. He does best with a firm, patient parent. He is a devoted family dog and very reliable with children. He is good with other family pets. He can be reserved with strangers, sometimes acting suspicious and protective.